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Submergence (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 13 April 2018 (USA)
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James and Danielle meet on vacation and fall in love. She's going to the dark North Atlantic bottom to find life. He's going to Somalia to find a terrorist but gets a dark cell.

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Wim Wenders

Writers:

Erin Dignam (screenplay), J.M. Ledgard (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Vikander ... Danielle Flinders
Celyn Jones ... Thumbs
Jannik Schümann ... Paul
Jean-Pierre Lorit ... Captain Anctil
Marie-Anne Cambon Bonavita Marie-Anne Cambon Bonavita ... Science Officer Marie-Anne
Andrea Guasch Andrea Guasch ... Maria
Adam Quintero ... Gustavo
David Lajoie David Lajoie ... Ifremer Crew
Julien Bouanich Julien Bouanich ... Jonas
Thibaut Evrard Thibaut Evrard ... René
Guillaume de Parceval Guillaume de Parceval ... Ifremer Crew
Loïc Corbery Loïc Corbery ... Étienne (as Loïc Corbery de la Comédie Française)
Franck Rosazza Franck Rosazza ... Franck
James McAvoy ... James More
Godehard Giese ... Wolfgang

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Storyline

In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, a Scotsman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance.

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Separated by fate. Bound by destiny. See more »


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In the novel, Danielle Flinders is described as a mixed-raced woman. Her father is Australian and her mother is from Martinique, a country where 90% of the population is black. An excerpt from the novel says this about Danielle; "In her complexion and variety of dress and habits and manners there was something of her mother's Creole background". Swedish actress Alicia Vikander was cast for the role. See more »

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Danielle Flinders: I've thought about bodies buried at sea. It's not dust to dust, that's for sure. It's water to water.
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References Yellow Submarine (1968) See more »

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A big pile of meh
1 December 2018 | by celinedecarrSee all my reviews

This movie could have worked, and in some ways it really does. Though some people don't agree, I found the chemistry between Vikander and McAvoy to be good and very believable.

What wasn't at all believable was the script. Oh looordy, lord, there's some bad lines in there. Everything drowned in pointless talks about the ocean and suuuure it's an analogy and all, but yeezus give it a rest, will ya? The story isn't really there. It could have been an epic love story, but it's not - though that's not the actor's fault. Vikander and McAvoy give it everything they have to deliver those at times painful lines.

If you love everything else Vikander has done, you'll probably like this one as well. The male gaze is all over her, and it truly works.

The cinematography for this film is absolutely spectacular and almost worth the time just because of that (almost).


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Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$852,319
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